Statement of Faith
















We Believe...

...the ultimate training plan for our ministry is the renewal of the mind according to Romans 12:2, "Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect."

...that man needs The Holy Spirits power to walk out daily the Victorious Life In Christ in order to bring honor and glory to God, according to Acts 1:8, "You will receive power when The Holy Spirit comes upon you; and you will be my witnesses."

...that man needs intimacy with Father God, which produces faith in order for man's destiny to be fulfilled, according to Hebrews 11:6, "And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him."

...an active prayer life is vital for the development of intimacy in the believers life, according to Jeremiah 33:3.... "Call to Me and I will answer you, and I will tell you great and mighty things, you do not know."

SCRIPTURES INSPIRED - We believe that the Bible is the inspired and only infallible and authoritative Word of God. (II Timothy 3:15; I Peter 2:2)

ONE TRUE GOD - We believe there is one God, eternally existing in three persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Ghost. ( Deuteronomy 6:4, Matthew 28:19, John 5:17-30)

DEITY OF THE LORD JESUS CHRIST - We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in his vicarious and atoning death, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of God the Father and in His personal future return to the earth in power and glory to rule over the nations. (Isaiah 7:14; Acts 1:9-11, 2:22; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; Hebrews 7:26)

FALL OF MAN - We believe man was created good and upright, but man voluntarily sinned and thereby incurred both physical and spiritual death, which is separation from God. (Genesis 12:6-27, 2:17, 3:6; Romans 5:12-19)

SALVATION OF MAN - We believe the only means of our being cleansed from sin is through repentance and faith in the precious blood of Christ. Regeneration by the Holy Spirit is essential for personal salvation. (Luke 24:47, Romans 8:16, 10:13-15; Titus 2:11, 3:5-7)

MARRIAGE - We believe that marriage, as ordained by God, is defined as being between one man and one woman. No other will be performed or condoned (Jeremiah 29:6; Corinthians 7:2; Genesis 21:21; Genesis 29:21; I Corinthians 7:36, 39; Genesis2:34-24; Ephesians 5:22-23, 25, 28-29, 31, 33).

ORDINANCES OF THE CHURCH - We believe the ordinances of the Church are the communion of the Lord's supper and baptism in water by immersion, in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost.(Matthew 28:19; I Corinthians 11:26; Romans 6:4; II Peter 1:4)

BAPTISM OF THE HOLY SPIRIT - We believe the Baptism of the Holy Spirit is recieved when a person is Born Again by The Holy Spirit. "For in one Spirit we were all baptized into one body—Jews or Greeks, slaves or free—and all were made to drink of one Spirit" (1Cor. 12:13).We believe this is the Biblical experience of New testament Christians; and that it endues the believer with power for Christian living, & ministry.  The Holy Spirit has His own language that is uttered thru a yielded believer (**prayer language, unknown tongue) to The Heavenly Father. This produces intimacy, edification & intersession for the believer with The Heavenly Father. (Romans 8:26-27, 1Corinthians 14:2,4).

SANCTIFICATION - We believe the scriptures teach a life of holiness. Sanctification is a separation from that which is evil and a dedication unto God. We believe all believer's should earnestly pursue sanctification by walking in obedience to God's Word. We further believe that the Christian is able to live a Godly life by indwelling of the Holy Spirit. (Philippians 2:12-13; Hebrews 12:14; I Peter 1:15,16)

THE CHURCH - We believe that the Church is the body of Christ. Each believer, born of the Spirit, is a part of the "general assembly and Church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven." (Ephesians1:22-23, 2:22; Hebrews 12:23)

THE MINISTRY - We believe a divinely called ministry has been provided by our Lord for two purposes: 1) Evangelizing the world, and 2) edifying the body of Christ. (Mark 16:15-20; Ephesians 4:11-13)

GIFTS of THE HOLY SPIRIT - We believe that The Disciple of Jesus Christ is endowed with The Gifts of The Holy Spirit. These Gifts manifest when The Holy Spirit wills the believer who is yielded to HIM (1Corinthians 12:4-11).

THE BLESSED HOPE -We believe in the resurrection of those who have fallen asleep in Christ and their translation together with those who are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ. This is the imminent and blessed hope of the Church. (Romans 8:23; I Corinthians 15:51,52; I Thessalonians 4:16,17; Titus 2:13)

MILLENNIAL REIGN OF CHRIST, GOD'S JUSTICE - We believe the second coming of Jesus which is our blessed hope, the visible return of Christ with His saints to rule on the earth for a thousand years. After the Millennial Reign comes God's Throne Room Justice. (Zechariah 14:5; Isaiah 11:6-9; Micah 4:3,4 Matthew 24:27; Romans 11:26,27; Revelation 1:7, 19:11-24, 20:1-6, 11-16; 2Corinthians 5:10)

THE END OF THE AGE -The Jewish (Tanakh) & Biblical worldview of Jesus’ day envisioned the present age ending with a time of tribulation, millennial reign, followed by divine judgment. Then God’s kingdom—the age to come—would be fully inaugurated. "Turn away from evil and do good; so shall you dwell forever. For the LORD loves justice; he will not forsake his saints. They are preserved forever, but the children of the wicked shall be cut off. The righteous shall inherit the land and dwell upon it forever," Psalm 37:27-29.

 


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